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When is Terry's 3D game coming out? Could this be time for final improvements/time to let people buy DQM 3D?

I think that game's to be released around the end of this month? It might be too late to make any last changes since they'd have to check for any bugs that might arise, I would imagine.

 

Not bug fixes for DQM 3D, bug fixes for DQX. Take almost a month off from DQX and let people go out and buy DQM 3D while they fix up DQX in preparation of the next round of beta testing.

 

Doubt it's a coincidence that DQX beta is going to be down while DQM 3D is released.

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D'oh, completely missed that point in the first message. Makes sense, yo.

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I think there will be no more chances for new recruits in the beta soon?

 

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From the twitter feed, yo (the one is actually a retweet from an account the den picked up on). It sounds like applying online ends 5/31 (a week from today, though it might be six days away over there). The second part makes it sound like there will be some special beta testing period from tomorrow (25th) until the 27th.

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I want to see the Wii U beta when it comes, I want to know how they're going to utilize that controller.

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The Beta test was running last weekend, but not straight like last time. It had a three hour down time and would reopen 7am (Japan time).

 

In other news though, phase 3.0 looks to be starting up late. The reason being that they are working on preparations for the test with Nintendo still. Next Tuesday at the latest. This time they are testing the "coupon" system which is how you pay for your account in the real game. To play the game they will be requiring coupons that Beta testers will be able to get free. The coupon gives 10 hours of play time, and they ask that you don't buy multiple coupons at a time, but purposely let them lapse before buying the next one as part of the test.

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Not bug fixes for DQM 3D, bug fixes for DQX. Take almost a month off from DQX and let people go out and buy DQM 3D while they fix up DQX in preparation of the next round of beta testing.

 

Just wanted to add something, Terry's Wonderland was developed by TOSE while DQX is being made internally at Square Enix.

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That is true, but the original message stating that there was going to be a large gap between 2.1 and 3.0 did suggest that people play Terry. The producer of DQX has also mentioned playing Terry (and how much fun it is) on his twitter feed. It might be different developers but it is still Dragon Quest.

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Dragon Quest is a well-oiled machine when it comes to PR. They probably have contingency plans for when the games get delayed.

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There should be an announcement on the Hiroba site soon (later tonight America time. 5pm Thursday Japan Time) talking about 3.0. Supposed to be a pretty lengthy write up.

 

Dragon Quest is a well-oiled machine when it comes to PR. They probably have contingency plans for when the games get delayed.

 

Oh, certainly. But I think that they are still excited and dedicated to the series. At least at the level of the producers.

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Speaking of 3.0, something in the X twitter appears to have confirmed the date and time for it.

 

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I hopefully bold the part that indicates the time. Google gives June 23rd, Saturday. I'm guessing the 10 refers to 10:00 AM?

 

The first part just seems to be a heads up regarding the time, while the second seems to be a message from the director regarding skill points, I think.

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Yep phase 3.0 starts this Saturday, June 23 at 10am an will run until July 17th (Tue) 3am. It will stay up except for any currently small unscheduled maintenance, and Nintendo maintenance. New areas have been added, lamp alchemy, spirit bombs, max upped to level 40 and more. I'll write up more when I get back from work. There may be a phase 3.1 but there won't be anything past that so this could easily be the last phase.

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3.0 has been off with a bit of a rough start. There are now 3 servers. One is dedicated to people without keyboards. A few minutes after the phase started the servers went down because they couldn't handle the new simulated payment system. Later on they had problems with people being able to put too many items into (I think) their house safe, which would cause the game to freeze. They came up with a fix, so now the servers are down for 2 hours while they implement the fix. They will be sending the extra items to people through the mail so that they don't loose them.

 

It also seems that skill points are back to not having been allocated.

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Wow not a good time by the sounds of it, hope they can get all the bugs worked out before launch

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Wow not a good time by the sounds of it, hope they can get all the bugs worked out before launch

 

Not that it would stop the game from shipping, if they didn't. :/

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Eh, I'm not concerned. That's why they're doing a beta test, so stuff like this will be minimal at launch.

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True, but you never know :)

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No problems since then. They've added "teams" which is essentially guilds. I don't know yet what extra's there are for being in a team, but in the real game they will sell things especially for teams. As we've seen in some pictures teams have their own shield design. A ton more of the world is open, with a train that takes you to an island city with a ship, as well as more areas in the current two continents. By the way, the alchemy available is pot alchemy, not lamp alchemy. I made a mistake.

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This picture was on the producer's twitter feed. The used the design of the statue holding flame in the castle at Gadoland to make it look like they had wings coming out of their head. It basically serves as an example of the fun you can have with the camera feature.

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More stuff coming from the X twitter. Posted a bunch over the course of the night.

 

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I was originally going to put this in the news thread for X, but it seems more like it has to do with the beta. The translation makes it sound like metal slimes were being introduced, though possibly for only a particular period of time. It also sounds like they might have been testing server load, and that some issues might have come up in the process? 'Load test' comes up a lot.

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The Metal Slimes was indeed part of the Beta Server load test. They are running through a number of tests this week. Sunday at 8pm was the Server Load test, where they brought out metal slimes, and then later King Metal Slimes out on the fields around Glen. Glen East died, dropping all the people who had gone there until around 9 when they were able to log in. Because of this problem they extended the test for another 30 minutes (it was originally supposed to end at 9). Most people weren't able to fight King Metal Slimes, since there weren't enough of them, but a lot of people also were killed by them. There have been people who said they managed to get a critical in and kill them though.

 

Monday night they had two more tests. At 10pm they had a housing test where they had everyone go to a particular house in Orlfair (which belongs to one of the developers). They covered the house with drawers, and asked participants to open the drawer and put things in and take things out of the drawers. Only one person can use a drawer at a time, and so most people were unsuccessful putting in or taking anything out (success?). But as more and more people filled the house and the surrounding area the house started to disappear, and it looked like people and drawers were suspended in air. Especially since there was a second floor to the house, and the floor disappeared.

 

Here is a picture of what it looked like.

 

After the test was over people were unable to leave the house, and the server crashed for a moment. People were able to log in soon after though, which was good since there was a photograph test scheduled for about an hour later. That photograph test had people all taking pictures at the same time (no matter where are what server you were on). The informational Drakey flew out and gave a count down (though the person typing the count down probably made an error since they displayed 3 two times.) down to 1 at which everyone was supposed to take a picture. They did this 3 times and then the test was over. It seems that sometimes people were told that they were unsuccessful in having their picture saved, but it still appeared at the Hiroba when they logged in.

 

Tuesday night in Japan they had two more tests with the first starting at 10pm again. First they asked that everyone go to any of the Bazaars and search for items continuously for 15 minutes. They also then had everyone start a search at the same time. That last search might have taken a bit longer than normal, but otherwise nothing bad seems to have happened other than too many people being in the same area causing them not to be displayed (something that seems to happen in other cases as well).

 

About an hour later the test was a mass mailing of Genki Dama to everyone. They requested that they be picked up, but it wasn't clear if picking them up was a requirement for the test, or if the only important thing was that they were sent out correctly.

 

There are two more tests still planed. One is for this Friday where they will email people item codes to try out. The other is for this Sunday where they want to check the "Help" command that can be used to report bugs.

 

Here are some Play Report Blogs.

This one has some good pictures of the tests.

 

This one also put up some pre 3.0 pictures and write up.

 

This is just the blog of the MC they are using at DQX events.

Edited by Mimas

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The day after the mass mailing test people who tried to use a Rula Stone to go back to their house found themselves stuck in a white screen (though they could still communicate with comrades, friends, and team mates.). They were able to fix the bug later that day, but it ends up it had something to do with the mass mailing test! That seems to me to be a rather unexpected connection.

Haven't heard too much about the present code test. They handed out 2 Genki Dama and a Dandy Glasses (Sunglasses).

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Is the fee to play online still the same, Mimas? Have they added options to pay for 3-6-12 months at a time yet?

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Is the fee to play online still the same, Mimas? Have they added options to pay for 3-6-12 months at a time yet?

 

Fee is the same as announced. The announced fee does have a 3 month (90 days) option. Based on the Beta you buy the Wii points that you need, and through the game menu you choose the length of time that you are buying.

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Ok, I figured as much. I think with certainty when it gets here then, it'll have the same pay options.

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